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How to Construct a Timber Deck in a Single Weekend

Most home owners want to have a lovely deck on the back of their house, but those decks are mostly very expensive and takes so much time to install. In order to construct a proper deck, you need to have a number of lumber and hundreds of nails, several fittings and adjustments to be done, and long man hours in the construction. This will be a big problem for the DIY enthusiast since it would take many months or even years to finalize, particularly if you can only work on it during weekends and evenings. But with careful planning and preparation, it is possible to make a timber deck in a single weekend. Although it is difficult, anyone who is really competent with tools and have a careful plan will find themselves able to finish it on time.

In order to do this you have to plan ahead carefully. Figure out what kind of wood you plan to utilize, what size of the deck you want, and also the design you like. Do not aspire for a design that is very complicated. Make sure that the deck is functional and minimalist so that you can reduce the construction time and lower the number and type of boards you will use. If you are planning on adding a pool or a gazebo, you can do so after. There are professionally design blueprint you can find in hardware stores or online which will tell you the exact materials you will be needing. For instance, you can search for “Timber Decking” on the Internet. There are cases in which you may be able to order your deck as a kit as well as shipped it to your house. This is the best option you can have since the order will include instructions in it. As soon as you have your design, stake it out with twine and stakes in the back yard, and also if it is feasible, start digging holes for the support posts.

The next step is to make sure that you have the right tools. Do not forget about power tools because it is important. Using manual saw and hammer will only exhaust you out quickly even if you used to manual labor, and you will soon realize that you are already behind schedule and are making mistakes. You will be needing a nail gun and a circular saw at the very least. You should also ask your friends to assist you and make sure they have their own power tools so that no one has to share. Be sure to make them feel appreciated by offering food and drinks.

Finally, you must make sure that you stick carefully and according to your plans and the instructions. Also, make sure that you get it the first time because making mistakes will only cost you more time.

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